Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 10th - Occupy Medford in Alba Park

Occupy Medford
Alba Park
Minutes by - Mark Worsham

Announcement / Discussion

  • Deb - Organizing fundraiser for the “Medford 6” and future Occupy Medford financial/legal needs. Might be on January 5th at the Talent Community Hall. Would be a potluck with music, discussion and presentations.
  • Nick - Looking into community gang awareness event for Occupy to get involved in.
  • Rich - State bank movement. Proposal still under consideration by legislature. Petition in Ashland to 1) stop city from using B of A for their operations account and 2) initiate new law for public monies to go into local credit unions.
  • Rich - for help with organizing groups check out Organizer Data Base. Free 1.1 down load.
  • Ashland GA’s will combine into one meeting - once a week, either Thursday or Sunday.
  • Medford’s GA’s will be held at the Medford Library until February and will rotate between the large room and the Carpenter Room.
  • Federal government is activating FEMA camps - one in Medford?
  • Occupy Medford canvassing to start next week
  • Consensus: our overriding issue and focus is “money out of politics”.


  • December 12 - West Coast Port Shutdown. Groups from Medford and Ashland attending. Starts at 6:00 am at Kelley Point Park in Portland. See Occupy Portland for details.
  • December 13 - Labor Council meets every 2nd Tuesday of each month at the hall in Central Point, near the highway patrol building.
  • December 14 - Occupy Medford committee meeting 6:00 pm at Hill House.
  • December 15 - Flash Mob at Mall at 6 pm. Arrive at 5:45 across from food court.
  • December 16 - New Day meeting at Talent Community Center. 8:00 to 9:30 am. Potluck breakfast.
  • December 17 - Occupy Medford at Medford Library from 12:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • December 17 - Occupy Ashland canvas for state bank. 11:00 am at Peace House .
  • December 20 - Occupy Ashland at city council meeting 7:00 pm.
  • January 16 - Combined Occupy meeting (not confirmed yet)

 Reports / Proposals

  • Financial Committee - Current balance in NWCU is $132.00 and $70.00 in petty cash. At today’s meeting we received a $10.00 cash donation and a $25.00 check from people new to our meeting. Current total = $227.00
  • Passed by GA - any expenditure $50.00 or more needs GA approval.
  • Passed by GA - purchase a megaphone not exceeding $60.00.


  1. It's interesting that the OMO GA talked about FEMA Camps and I am wondering who mentioned that there is one or was questioning about one in Medford.

    From my research, there are no actual FEMA Camps within Medford or Jackson County and when doing research there is a mis-conception that there is one located in Josephine County (Grants Pass Area) and this is some what un-true.

    In my research in the past few years, literally any large building, stadium, or land expanse can be easily setup by FEMA to create a Camp to house literally thousands within 4-6 HOURS!

    So thinking about Medford, I would think that either the Medford Armory could be used as one, the (old) South Medford High School 'Fred Spiegelberg' Stadium, and there is a lot of land west of White City that could also be setup. Yet most of the 'rumors' about FEMA Camps is that all the old Japanese Internment Camps from WWII have been renovated and re-purposed to house 'terrorists' and 'illegal immigrants' en masse. See this story below:

    Big Sis Orders Homeland Security ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) To Prepare for Massive Influx of 'Illegal Immigrants' as "Directive Follows Leaked KBR (Halliburton) Memo Requesting Subcontractors to Service Detention Camps":

    Under FEMA Oregon exists within REGION X which includes Alaska, Washington, Idaho and Oregon with Seattle being the REGION X Capitol.


    Sheridan - Federal Prison Satellite Camp NW of Salem / FEMA Center
    Klamath Falls - Kingsley Field (New : Un-Researched)
    Umatilla - New Prison Spotted
    Josephine County Internment Camp (See Above)...

    Until the new Klamath Falls Kingsley Field Center, the closest Japanese Internment Camp that is remotely close to Jackson County / Medford Oregon is the Tule Lake facility was fairly close to Klamath Falls on the other side of the California border.

    So in other words, until proven different, there is no actual facility located within Jackson or Josephine Counties in Southern Oregon with the closest location now being Klamath Falls (Kingsley Field) which is yet to be researched on my behalf.

    History on Japanese Internment Camps:

    Keep Up the Great Work Nick!


  2. Forgot...

    And Keep Up the Great Work Occupy Medford!

    Hope y'all have a great holiday season!


  3. I'm extremely interested to see what your research turns up. I know many people at Kingsley Field so let me know if I can help.